Sutton College Journalism students get tips from BBC Correspondent

3 April 2020

Sutton College Journalism students learned tips of the trade from an expert this week, taking part in an online learning session with BBC Home Affairs Correspondent Tom Symonds.

Students on the fast-track Diploma in Journalism, a course leading to an accreditation by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) were lucky enough to have time with Tom to ask questions and gain tips and techniques to help progress their knowledge. The course is run by Victoria Scott, a journalist with more than 18 years’ experience previously working at Al Jazeera, BBC and The Telegraph.

Although the College buildings are currently closed due to Covid-19, remote learning is still taking place for many classes, including the Journalism course.

Students enjoyed quizzing media professional Tom in the session and he said:

‘”It’s always good to meet new journalists and find out how they see their futures in the profession. Even better to be able to do so without leaving the comfort of your own home! I hope the students will succeed in their challenge of finishing their courses in the face of the lockdown, and wish them the best of luck.”

Tom can be followed on Twitter @BBCTomSymonds.

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